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IU women’s basketball: Kiandra Browne enters transfer portal

Indiana women’s basketball junior forward Kiandra Browne has entered the transfer portal, according to her Instagram.

Browne is the second Hoosier to enter the portal in the last two days, joining Mona Zaric.

The Montreal native started eight games for IU in 2021-22 when Mackenzie Holmes was out with a knee injury. Indiana went 6-2 in that stretch. That season was Browne’s best in Bloomington, as she averaged 2.9 points and 3.2 rebounds per game while shooting 58.9 percent from the field.

Browne’s career was plagued by injuries. She battled through hip problems as a sophomore, and while she ultimately missed only one game that season, those issues impacted her play. This year, as a junior, she missed the first two months of the season with a thumb injury.

She saw the court in just seven games this season, and her season ended with another injury. Browne fell to the ground in pain after a hip check by Michigan State’s Taiyier Parks in the Big Ten Tournament, and she had to be taken off in a wheelchair.

Browne’s career highlight with IU came in a December 2020 home game against Nebraska, when she recorded a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds.

This leaves Indiana with four open scholarships for the coming season, and a potential need for frontcourt depth. IU currently has three true post players on the roster, in Holmes, Lilly Meister, and Arielle Wisne.

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